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Maidenhead station

Significant improvements are being delivered at Maidenhead station as part of the Crossrail programme.

Maidenhead station will benefit from a number of improvements in preparation for the new Elizabeth line services including:

  • Improvements to the ticket hall
  • A new lift to platform 1
  • Platform extensions to accommodate the new 200 metre long Elizabeth line trains
  • New platform canopies to accommodate overhead line equipment
  • New signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV.

The train shed on platform 4/5 has already been removed and new canopies installed.

The work is being carried out by Network Rail. The station will remain open throughout the works.

Crossrail has also been working with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead on possible improvements to the area around the station.

In addition to the work at the station, new sidings have been built to the west of the station to accommodate the Elizabeth line trains. Overhead electric wires have also been installed on the line, enabling new electric trains to run between Paddington and Maidenhead, and extensive track and signalling work will improve reliability and increase capacity.


From December 2019, four Elizabeth line trains an hour (six an hour at peak times) will allow passengers to travel right through central London without having to change trains. Two Elizabeth line trains an hour (four an hour at peak times) will run between Maidenhead and Reading.

Fast services currently operated by Great Western Railway will be unaffected by the introduction of Elizabeth line services.



Current journey time *

Elizabeth line journey time

Bond Street

59 mins

39 mins

Liverpool Street

1 hr 11 mins

46 mins

Canary Wharf

1 hr 17 mins

55 mins


16 mins

12 mins

*This shows the off peak journey time. There are some faster trains to Paddington at peak times.


Contact us

If you have queries about the work taking place please contact Network Rail, which is delivering the Crossrail upgrades: